Upon the bank a haze of bluets

pool, and I wade there refreshed,

lost in spring, myself, all I can get

being on a bank in a haze of bluets…

which may seem little enough, and yet,

life is short, and hard—we’re only flesh—

and so on this bank in a haze of bluets

all I know is to linger, refreshed.

            –Marc Harshman

Marc Harshman’s latest collection of poems, WOMAN IN RED ANORAK, was published in 2018 by Lynx House Press and his fourteenth children’s book, FALLINGWATER, co-written with Anna Smucker, was published by Roaring Brook/Macmillan in 2017. He has the co-winner of the 2019 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award and his Thanksgiving poem, “Dispatch from the Mountain State,” was recently printed in the New York Times.  Appointed in 2012, he is the seventh poet laureate of West Virginia.